Podcast: The Future of Sports Betting with DraftKings' Johnny Avello

Podcast: The Future of Sports Betting with DraftKings' Johnny Avello

This article is part of our Fantasy Basketball Podcast series.

It's a special bonus episode of the RotoWire NBA Podcast! Nick Whalen and John McKechnie chat with Johnny Avello – Director of Race and Sports Operations at DraftKings. Johnny is a legend of the sports gambling industry, having lived and worked in Las Vegas for more than four decades. Johnny joined DraftKings in 2018, and we spoke with him about how the sports betting landscape has changed, as well as how DraftKings hopes to continue to expand its user base. We also hit on some of the nuts and bolts of line-making, life working in a casino, perks of living in Vegas, Super Bowl predictions, and much, much more.

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John McKechnie
John is the 2016 FSWA College Writer of the Year winner. He is a Maryland native and graduate of the University of Georgia. He's been writing for RotoWire since 2014.
Nick Whalen
RotoWire's NBA Editor and host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Nick was awarded the FSWA Best Podcast -- All Sports award in 2017 and 2018. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.
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